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Fascinating Portraits of the Regulars at a New Jersey Racetrack

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

There was something truly New Jersey-esque about the track and the people who hung out there—a theme which I have been exploring in a wider context for several years now. I spent a lot of days and nights hanging around that place, getting to see all aspects of the track lifestyle. The same people showed up to keep it alive, against all odds.—Adrienne Grunwald

From a young age, New York-based photographer Adrienne Grunwald had a fascination with the racetrack around the corner from her New Jersey home. She always found herself trying to catch a peek of the action over the fence as she drove by it on the highway. Now as an adult, Grunwald finds herself being drawn back to the track in her series Betting Something for Nothing. In it she attempts to preserve the track’s place in time, explore something from her own past, and capture both the life and death of such an iconic pastime.

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Adrienne_Grunwald_Photography

Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Julia Sabot is the Associate Photo Editor at Dwell.


  • Paul K.

    I love the photo of the change machine. so desolate

  • http://--- skbansal

    I love the Idea of the photographer. Excellent Photos

  • http://erickayne.com Eric Kayne

    Very cool. Nice work. Hasselblad? Mamiya 6?

  • http://www.jeffersonstudios.co.uk/ Simpson

    Adrienne’s efforts are much appreciated here. portrait photography is not an easy task specially when this is a part of general photography. Her idea behind taking these photograph is great. I am eagerly awaiting her new series “Betting Something for Nothing”.